Love Aesthetics

June 17, 2012

Sliced Shades

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‘Inspired’ by the sunglasses of Grey Ant that seem to be disappearing into the surface and after seeing them on Andrew from Pull Teeth, I couldn’t contain myself anymore and decided to dig up a pair of old Wayfarers to give them a rigorous treatment with a saw, a file and some matte nail polish. (This DIY was actually a post made for Dutch fashion site NSMBL)

-Start out by laying the glasses on a straight surface. Mark how much you want to slice off the bottom with a marker. Put the shades back on to see if the new shape will suit your face. When you’ve found the perfect measurements, cut off the bottom bit of the frame with a metal hand-saw.
-Click the glasses out of the frame and file the edges that you just cut until smooth. Now you can give the empty frame a matte topcoat.
-File the glasses straight from the bottom with a large metal file until they are short enough to fit back in the frame. Compare them to eachother while filing to make sure they are symmetric.
-If both of your glasses are the right size you can put them back in the frame with a little glue. That’s it! In under an hour you’ve got a pair of sliced shades.

111 responses to “Sliced Shades”

  1. lucille says:

    i just love your DIY projects!
    x

  2. That’s sooooo great! Love it!

  3. Christian says:

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    love pictures on your blog 🙂 very nice layout. clean and charming. love your blog.
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  4. made-vogue says:

    you are so beautiful!! <3 love your blog and your DIY! 🙂

  5. It looks amazing!! Love this, really makes me feel like trying myself…

  6. NONA LIMMEN says:

    This looks great! Xoxo

  7. WOLF359 says:

    Wauw, dat ziet er echt heel mooi uit! Ik ben alleen bang dat het glas breekt als ik het ga proberen…

  8. Laura says:

    Amazing! When I saw the first picture in my reader, I thought “ups, something is missing…” but the effect is really nice 🙂

  9. omg god bless u for this

  10. Would need to buy some cheap imitation wayfarers, just in-case I botch the DIY. 🙂

    The GUILTY HYENA †

  11. =^.^= says:

    i am so gonna do this awesome diy! thanks for sharing!

  12. V says:

    They look AMAZING on you! I have so much respect for you and all of your projects!
    /V

  13. absolutely incredible! you have the best diy’s of any blog out there. love!

    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

  14. Aimee says:

    Je DIY projecten zijn altijd zo inspirerend! Ik wou dat ik op zulke ideeën kon komen 🙂 al had ik laatst wel een briljant idee voor een oorbellen rekje, haha

  15. Aimee says:

    Je DIY projecten zijn altijd zo inspirerend! Ik wou dat ik op zulke ideeën kon komen 🙂 al had ik laatst wel een briljant idee voor een oorbellen rekje, haha

  16. Sisse Lykke. says:

    Love it!!!

    Sisselykke.dk

  17. SUCH a good DIY

    from helen at http://www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

  18. stunning diy. ich love this look, it´s special and simple

  19. Femme Virtue says:

    love the sliced glasses!

  20. AcidWalrus says:

    I love your DIYs, always so simple, but also innovative.

  21. You just gave these old sunglasses a huge favor. Their coolness level is at least 300% of what it used to.

    http://vintage0mint.blogspot.com/

  22. AL says:

    I ♥ IT !!!

    xoxo AL / Alice! wake up!

  23. Nika Chic says:

    You are genious:)

  24. BBella says:

    it’s a great idea and easy to make :))

    BBella
    justyled.wordpress.com

  25. BBella says:

    it’s a great idea and easy to make :))

    BBella
    justyled.wordpress.com

  26. Catherine says:

    Dit ga ik zeker proberen, wauw !

  27. Rhea Dillon says:

    Thats so cool I always love your DIYS!

    xx

  28. Rhea Dillon says:

    Thats so cool I always love your DIYS!

    xx

  29. Never knew I could do that! NOw I have to try!

    backtofive.blogspot.com

  30. Never knew I could do that! NOw I have to try!

    backtofive.blogspot.com

  31. Ik vind het echt ongelooflijk hoe je op de ideeën van je DIY’s komt! Ze zijn altijd redelijk simpel, maar het resultaat is echt speciaal!

    http://www.janmarcel.com/

  32. Ik vind het echt ongelooflijk hoe je op de ideeën van je DIY’s komt! Ze zijn altijd redelijk simpel, maar het resultaat is echt speciaal!

    http://www.janmarcel.com/

  33. LeNerd says:

    I actually can’t believe thiis was a diy
    Amazing!!!!!!

  34. LeNerd says:

    I actually can’t believe thiis was a diy
    Amazing!!!!!!

  35. Janneke says:

    Wauw… heel gaaf, dit ga ik zeker proberen. Bij de action kan je voor een euro altijd hele goedkope zonnebrillen halen. Ik was laatst helemaal geinspireerd door je futuristische DIY’s en heb een smeltende ketting gemaakt (geinspireerd op druipstenen) (ook te vinden op m’n blog),het lijkt alsof de zonnebril in de ondergrond verdwijnt. Gaaf, je inspireert me!

  36. Fashiable says:

    Ik dacht echt even ‘heh hoezo kan die zonnebril in de tafel zitten’. Echt leuk gedaan weer meid!

    http://www.fashiable.nl

  37. Sootjeelina says:

    Ik had hem al gezien op NSMBL, echt heel goed bedacht! Ook awesome hoe je hem mat hebt gemaakt

    xoxo Sootjeelina

  38. Wedekind says:

    great shit!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  39. Wedekind says:

    great shit!

    Heartbeats from Vienna Wedekind

  40. Teresa says:

    Wow! This DIY turned out fantastic! Very interesting silhouette!

  41. Jenaly Enns says:

    they look awesome. I love this. never would think of doing that but i love it!

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca/

  42. Jenaly Enns says:

    they look awesome. I love this. never would think of doing that but i love it!

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca/

  43. Katrina Bay says:

    woowwww! i’m so impressed! just genius!

    Pumps & Kicks

  44. Katrina Bay says:

    woowwww! i’m so impressed! just genius!

    Pumps & Kicks

  45. Wow pretty cool! I love it, really amazing

    Rikke, http://rikkewestesen.blogspot.com

  46. Alice says:

    So clever!

    Please take a look at my art and illustrations and let me know what you think!:

    http://aliceauxpaysenchantes.blogspot.com/

    Xxxx

  47. Aves Gry says:

    Your DIY ideas are so creative and different. Yes it is inspired but not many would ever think like you. You’re so innovative.

  48. Andrea says:

    such an awesome idea..i love this!

  49. BBella says:

    wow I want these

    xx BBella
    justyled.wordpress.com

  50. flowercake says:

    Such a cool diy they actually look like they’re disappearing and its so much cheaper than the ones online

  51. Coolsario says:

    I loved it! I am totally inlove with this new trend!

  52. liana says:

    Very clever! May have to attempt this one myself!
    xx

  53. LeNerd says:

    Ahaha I’ll make sure to be more productive dear!!
    About MMM plus H&M I’ll try to get my hands in a piece but u’re right… Martin would be a bit pissed..
    Btw love when u commnt my blog n glad u liked my new hair.

  54. Anonymous says:

    you should open up an etsy shop!! please!!!

  55. Wow! you really thought outside the box! You are so innovative. Thanks for sharing such an amazing DIY!

    Ally xxx

    Blog:www.the-unknown-pleasures.blogspot.com

    Shop:www.whokilledbambi.co

  56. Ros.E. says:

    I want these sunglasses now!!

    your blog always takes my attention so much…I scroll up & down …. !

    xxxx my love, Ros.e.

  57. April May says:

    Ok doing this right now. I can’t believe how much it can transform a regular pair of sunglasses!

    also, <3 andrew from pullteeth.

    AM
    trendobsessed.blogspot.com

  58. April May says:

    Ok doing this right now. I can’t believe how much it can transform a regular pair of sunglasses!

    also, <3 andrew from pullteeth.

    AM
    trendobsessed.blogspot.com

  59. Anonymous says:

    FUCKING GENIUS!

  60. Anonymous says:

    FUCKING GENIUS!

  61. Lydia says:

    that’s such a good idea!!

  62. Kasey says:

    NICE….May I ask what type of saw you used?

  63. Yufei says:

    Those are so awesome! Your DIY projects are always FANTASTIC. Love your blog so much.

    http://www.espaces-vides.blogspot.com

  64. Anna says:

    dit is geweldig! ik had ze nog helemaal niet gezien o: was je niet bang dat je je handen open zou halen aan de glazen?

    xAnna
    fairytalefrocks.blogspot.com

    ps. Join my giveaway and win the most beautiful sapphire necklace!
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  65. These are so amazing. I’m always endlessly impressed by how creative and daring you are with DIY, amazing x

  66. These are so amazing. I’m always endlessly impressed by how creative and daring you are with DIY, amazing x

  67. Every single one of your DIY-projects blow me away. This one is soooo cool. Maybe I should try it myself 🙂 Thank you for inspiring me!

  68. Cynthia says:

    Hey ! I am pleased to have you nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger. Here is the link to my blog: http://www.idontknowwhereibegin.com/2012/06/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html
    See ya.
    Cynthia

  69. These glasses are amazing.

  70. Outi Pyy says:

    This is such a cool project. Can you translate the step-by-step instructions in English??? 🙂

  71. Monique says:

    Love these! Can’t wait to try them myself!

    relicsinruins.blogspot.com

  72. hiPop says:

    this is genius!

  73. Ramon Campos says:

    i really loved that!

  74. Wow, great article.Really thank you! Want more.

  75. Susan says:

    It’s looks great. I would’ve done it myself if I had some old and cheap sunglasses…

  76. Optickart says:

    Thanks for sharing the information with us.The glasses are very stylish and royal to see.
    Buy sunglasses

  77. Great and a very useful blog for me. I like reading this blog.

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